FP Essentials™

Shoulder Conditions

Edition #491 | April 2020

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In This Edition

  • Diagnose subacromial impingement/pain syndrome based on the clinical history and physical examination.
  • Describe initial management options for patients with subacromial impingement/pain syndrome, including rehabilitation.
  • Diagnose patients with glenohumeral joint osteoarthritis, describe appropriate imaging modalities, and list nonsurgical management options.
  • Diagnose and manage patients with adhesive capsulitis.
  • Counsel patients about the factors that lead to shoulder instability and laxity.
  • Describe conservative management options for patients with shoulder instability and when referral for surgical management is indicated.
  • Diagnose patients with clavicle and acromioclavicular joint conditions using the history (ie, medical, family, social), physical examination, and appropriate imaging modalities.
  • Identify patients with clavicle fractures and acromioclavicular joint injuries who should be referred to a subspecialist.
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